The brain behind Arrested Development is now developing an Absolutely Fabulous remake for Fox. For those unaware, the British series is about an immature, hippie-era mother, her best friend and her intelligent daughter (played respectively by creator Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley and Julia Sawalha).
In the height of her popularity, Roseanne tried to remake the show and involved the creators and co-stars. Sadly, that didn't come to pass. Whatever you think of Roseanne, at least she was smart enough to involve the original creators, unlike McG. With the big push for Brit remakes thanks to the success of The Office, another attempted remake of this show is not that big a stretch.
While I very much enjoyed the original series, I do think the 2001 and 2003 continued episodes were a bit unnecessary. You know things have gone too far when Whoopi Goldberg guest-stars.
Given the talent behind it, this version could see the light of day. I just hope they actually involve the original creators.
The popular UK series focuses on the subject of genealogy. The potential U.S. version, much like the UK one, would follow a different celebrity guest each week as he or she uncovered his or her family history. (That's Julia Sawalha of Ab Fab and Press Gang pictured to the right during her WDYTYA episode.)
Who Do You Think You Are? has a spanky website that can help you get started on the hunt for your own ancestors.
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